Trout Operations

Staff




Gustavo Hiebaum
Partner & Operational Manager

Gustavo is a founder and Managing Partner of Andes Drifters grew up in Bahia Blanca a small town south of Buenos Aires on the Atlantic Coast. Gustavo developed a deep passion for fishing at a very young age. His parents would routinely take him on family vacations to Patagonia.After almost 20 years in the fly fishing industry Gustavo has not lost any of his passion for this sport. He is continually looking out for new ventures around the country, training new guides and maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction.Through the years Gustavo discovered his new passion was to introduce international guess to Argentine culture and share his loved country with all our guests. His goal is to make sure each visitor fell in love with Argentina and keep returning on trips every year.
gustavo@andesdrifters.com
+54 92944 613093


Gonzalo Flego
North Patagonia Head Guide – Marketing & Sales

Gonzalo was born in Campana near Buenos Aires. His father’s work took Gonzalo all over Argentina while he was young. His introduction to fly fishing was with his father. By the time Gonzalo reached college he had decided that he really wanted to chase the real passion of his life; so he moved to San Martin to finish college where he earned a degree in tourism. Gonzalo has now with Andes Drifters for over 12 years to become the head guide for North Patagonia waters. He is now actively involved on sales and marketing for the company working year around to create new opportunities to our guests. If you are looking for a very active, very enthusiastic guide, Gonzalo is the guide for you. He will spend a lot of time trying to get you on the best fishing in Patagonia.
gonzalo@andesdrifters.com
+54 92944 485111


Martin Castañeda
Marketing & Communication – Social Media – Trout Guide

Trained as Graphic Designer & Communication from University of Buenos Aires 20 years ago he decided to leave Buenos Aires and to establish in San Martin searching for a quality life to grow his family. Early on his Patagonian adventure he got involved with fly fishing and discovered the new passion of his life, after few years of exploring the region he became a professional guide. For the last 10 years he has became an important part of our team been the most creative, fun and outgoing personality. Also Martin is in charge of our social media and developing marketing material as photos, videos, etc. If you are looking for a fun guide to be with and outgoing personality, he will be perfect match.
martin@andesdrifters.com
+54 92944 689 570



Daniel Etcheverry
Trout Guide – Boat & Equipment Designer

Dan was born in Santa Monica California. At age eleven his parents (both Argentines) decided to move back to Argentina, more specifically to Patagonia. That’s when his fishing passion began. Dan grew up in San Martin de los Andes which gave him plenty of opportunities to fish countless streams and lakes in the area. This passion soon became a way of life and now allows him to spend his summers floating the rivers he loves so much.If you are looking for a laid back, easy going guide then Dan is the guide for you. He will take all the time needed to help you improve your skills and improve your fishing.Dan has been in our team for over 12 years, besides being a great guide, he designs unique equipment for Andes Drifters operation at his welding workshop.


Jose “Pepe” Pagano
Trout Guide

Another story of a professional, bailing his career. In the search of establishing in a great place, to grow his family, and where he found his life, passion becoming a fishing guide. Pepe is our master motor boat guide to fish the multiple lakes of the region and has an incredible eye to spot trout and get you on sight fishing situation. Easy going and fun to be with, Pepe will make fun of everyday on the water with him.


Koye Casanova
Client Liaison

Coye is a native of San Martin and has been a part of our team since we began operations. Coye is an exceptional client liaison from waking you in the morning with the scent of fresh brewed coffee, to assisting with your laundry needs to serving you dinner in the evening. Coye is the “mother” to all of our clients if you need anything she is there to assist you. Outside of working for Andes Drifters she enjoys spending time with her three wonderful kids and her husband.



Fortunato Torres
Logistics Coordinator

A key person in the Andes Drifters structure while his work happens mainly behind the scene, he is the one to assure everybody knows their job of the next day and makes sure nothing is missing. His works assure Andes Drifters operations in North Patagonia run smoothly.


Andres Leiva
Camps Manager

Native from Picun Leufu town, on the banks of Limay Medio River. Andres started years ago as a Camp Assitant on our Limay Medio Deluxe Rivers Camps. His working ethics and passion for his job toke him to move to San Martin to be one of the persons in charge of Andes Drifters Deluxe Camp Program. Andres has now been the head of our camps for over 6 years, beside running a classy camp he is a passionate cook and serves delicious meals in our camps.


Rodolfo Cabeza
Camps Manager

Native from San Martin de los Andes, Rodyto grew up with passion for the outdoors and found his dream job been able to spend journeys on beautiful and secluded corners of Patagonia. While he started as a driver and camp assistance, his attention to details and work ethics toke him to be the other person to be in charge of Andes Drifters Deluxe Camp Program. You will find him around camp being sure all our guests have what they need while staying in our camps.



Jorge Jaramillo
Camps Assistance

Heading to his second year on the company, his work ethics and attention to detail have taking him to be a stable member of our team. He is now capable not only to help, but also to run a great camp by himself. Jorge have found his passion in life and even with a now very young age we know he will make a long career in the company


Daniel Rolli
Guide Assistant & Transportation

He came to San Martin after a family business life in Buenos Aires and rapidly he became part of our team over 10 years ago. Daniel coordinates transportation for our guests and logistics. Occasionally will help our anglers on their outings. He is an avid fly fisherman and our professional fly tier on the team; he ties all those specialty patterns that you won’t find commercially and provide our guides team with them.


Francisco Paco Morgade
Guide Assistant & Transportartion

Paco, spent his formative years fishing and exploring the areas surrounding Meliquina and San Martin de los Andes. During this time he concluded that he wanted to dedicate his time and energy, as an adult, working outdoors and meeting people.  Several years ago Paco traveled to New Zealand to fulfill his dream to play rugby on the South Pacific Island. While there he also increase his English comprehension and speaking skills. After returning to Argentina and Northern Patagonia he joined the Andes Drifters team. He is currently responsible for helping with camps, client transfers and guiding guests on non-fishing activities. Additionally, he is completing his fishing guide training to achieve his goal of becoming a full time fishing guide.



Fabio Riquelme
Guide Assistant & Transportation

As retired Police officer Fausto is an expert on transportations and drives our anglers daily to our different destinations in North Patagonia. He occasionally would prepare delicious Asados and/or cook great lunches for our guests. He also coordinates maintenance for our pickups and trailers on daily bases every season.